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November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month

As we celebrate Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation is sharing the message that AT can help people with disabilities live with more independence, safety, productivity, and with an improved quality of life.

The PA Assistive Technology Foundation is committed to helping people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians with information and assistance, financial education, and financing opportunities so they can acquire the AT devices and resources they need. Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation on the foundation’s behalf declaring November Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The Governor’s proclamation states: 

“Whereas, Pennsylvanians with disabilities of all ages may need assistive technology devices and services to live independently and productively, as well as to participate fully in affairs of their communities…and assistive technology devices and services allow people to work, attend school, play, and live in the community of their choice…”  

“Whereas, Pennsylvania is a leader in the development and implementation of assistive technology programs for its citizens with disabilities and older residents, through assistance from organizations such as the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, providing valuable information and assistance, financial education, and the financing for the purchase of assistive technology and services.”

“Therefore, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim November 2022, as Assistive Technology Awareness Month. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to become aware of the many ways in which assistive technologies contribute to the health, happiness, and independence of our family, friends, and neighbors.”

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) helps Pennsylvanians obtain the assistive technology they need to go to work, be active participants in their communities, and live in their own homes. PATF provides loans, financial education, and information and resources for assistive technology to qualified Pennsylvanians. Learn more: